Face lift nearing completion….here’s the house as of a week ago. Come to think of it, this is one of my first forays into suburbia. Now if I can only skip ahead to rurality (which I admit I didn’t know was a word until now – fact-checking!) and do a house in a field or the woods… Suburbia is a good start: not only is this house detached from its neighbors (very un-SF) but it’s located on a cul-de-sac. From this angle you can see the standing seam metal at the lower roof. The Hardie siding is being applied. The siding and the roofing are very close in color (closer than I would choose) and I’m not sure if this is the final paint color for the siding… The bay windows in the bedrooms give some movement and definition to the upper floor – they will be painted a dark color close to the window jamb color. They are Alumatherm windows – a local company in the east bay – and have been installed at the front for a few weeks now.A view from outside what will be the front door with the horizontal awning above (a few weeks earlier before siding). Love those pom-pom plants! One thing I prefer about dark bronze anodized windows (or black) is that the divisions disappear, and the dark reflections on the glass blend into the frame. It’s an unfussy look. There’s some steel in the awning, which cantilevers about 5′ from the existing lower roofline. This is inside one of the bedrooms with a new bay window at the front – vaulted ceiling. The exposed framed area on the right is the new 3′ addition. More to come!